Read Yvonne's article titled "Art On The Amazon" regarding her trip in March 2014 to the Amazon aboard the Swan Hellenic cruise ship Minerva.
VENUES FOR COURSES TUTORED BY YVONNE
Yvonne tutors weekend courses at Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. Knuston Hall is the ideal place to learn botanical drawing and painting. It is a large, peaceful country house in its own grounds enjoying excellent food and with friendly staff and students. Beginners and improvers all work on their own subject at their own pace with individual attention from the tutor. There are single and twin rooms available, all with private facilities - perhaps your partner or a friend would like to come along too and do one of the other courses running the same weekend or simply come for a break and to explore the Northamptonshire countryside.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.knustonhall.org.uk
SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS Distance Learning Course
on botanical painting.
If you can’t get to a class locally or attend a residential
course you can learn by post step-by-step over two years with
the SBA course for which Yvonne is an award-winning tutor. The course is
for students with some experience rather than for complete
More information at www.soc-botanical-artists.org
Yvonne is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists who hold their annual selling exhibition at the Central Hall, Westminster in April each year. Details from the Society's website.
Her Orchid Vanda Blue Magic was on display in Singapore 2015 in the exhibition Tropical Splendour at the Singapore Botanical Gardens to celebrate the gardens being made a World Heritage Site.
A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks
by Dr Shirley Sherwood (Cassell 2001 £40 (hardback) £20 (paperback).
Yvonne is one of the artists featured in this book.
Flower Paintings from The Apothecaries' Garden
- Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from the Chelsea Physic
Garden edited by Andrew Brown published by Antique Collectors'
Club (2005) at £25. Yvonne is featured in the book which
shows paintings in the archives of the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden by Andrew Brown, Antique Collectors' Club 2015.
The Great Fen – Artists for Nature in England
by Chris Gerrard (Langford Press £35) features work
by wildlife and botanical artists for the Artists
for Nature Foundation to explain and illustrate the
Great Fen restoration project currently being undertaken by
The Wildlife Trusts.
The Art of Botanical Painting by Margaret Stevens (Harper Collins £20).
Published in association with the Society of Botanical Artists
at £20. This book will be for all those interested in
botanical painting and draws on the experience of many members
of the Society. It is the key text book for students who enrol
for the new SBA correspondence course in botanical painting
- see above. www.soc-botanical-artists.org.
The Handbook of Plant Forms for Botanical Artists by Margaret Stevens (Batsford 2013).